Patents Represented by Attorney Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8301012
    Abstract: An image reproducing apparatus which reproduces image files stored in a recording medium, comprising: a retrieving unit adapted to separately retrieve for a first image group recorded in accordance with a first file rule and a second image group nonconforming to the first file rule; a determination unit adapted to determine a reproducing order for an image group which has been completely retrieved by the retrieving unit upon discriminating the first image group and the second image group; and a reproducing unit adapted to reproduce an image group for which the reproducing order is determined, wherein the retrieving unit starts retrieving for the second image group when finishing retrieving for the first image group, and the reproducing unit reproduces an image group, which has completely been retrieved by the retrieving unit, in a reproducing order determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Nakase
  • Patent number: 8300112
    Abstract: This invention improves the operability of an apparatus when the user focuses on the target object to obtain an image with an appropriate image quality. An image capturing apparatus includes an object detection unit, which detects an object from an image based on a signal output from an image sensor, a display unit which displays a marker corresponding to the position of the object detected by the object detection unit, and a change unit which changes the position of the marker displayed on the display unit. The change unit moves the marker to the position of an object detected by the object detection unit, that is different from the current position of the marker displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Hirai
  • Patent number: 8297014
    Abstract: An architectural structure comprises a core column structure (1), a plurality of recessed platform structures (2) vertically spaced apart from each other and supported by the column structure, and landfill filled in the recessed platform structures form plots. A water reticulation system moves through all the plots from a central water supply system. Dwellings (4) are built on the plots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Jadhav Uttamrao Hanumantrao
  • Patent number: 8300137
    Abstract: In an image sensing apparatus including an image sensing unit with an image sensor and an EVF, first image signals obtained every preset number of frames, of image signals output from the image sensing unit are displayed on the EVF, focus evaluation values indicating a focus state of an image are obtained from second image signals obtained in frames other than the frames for the first image signals of the image signals output from the image sensing unit, a direction of driving a focus lens for an in-focus state is determined on the basis of the obtained focus evaluation values, and the determined driving direction is displayed on the EVF. Further, the focus lens is moved for image sensing in the frames for the second image signals to carry out image sensing of the subject at different focus lens positions for each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ogino
  • Patent number: 8301548
    Abstract: One exemplary aspect comprises: (a) receiving data describing an executed trading order in a market traded security and related trade execution data; (b) estimating a price of the market traded security if the executed trading order had not been executed, based in part on the data describing the executed trading order; and (c) transmitting the impact-free price estimate. At least one other aspect comprises: (a) receiving data describing a potential trading order and related market data; (b) calculating an impact-free price estimate which estimates an execution price of the potential trading order if the potential trading order were to be executed without market impact, wherein the impact-free price estimate is based in part on the data describing the potential trading order; and (c) transmitting data sufficient to describe the impact-free price estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Vision Services, LLC
    Inventors: Henri Waelbroeck, Adriana Marcela Waelbroeck, Carla Gomes, Nataliya Bershova
  • Patent number: 8300950
    Abstract: A large number of stable local regions can be set with low calculation cost. In a face recognition apparatus which discriminates similar face images using feature amounts extracted from local regions included in an image to be discriminated, a moving destination of a feature point extracted from the image to be discriminated, and the size of an image to be clipped at the moving destination are calculated based on a table which defines information required to designate a moving destination of each feature point, and information required to designate the size of an image to be clipped at the moving destination, and an image with the calculated size is clipped at the calculated moving destination as the local region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ito, Hiroshi Sato, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8292207
    Abstract: In the coarse and fine grinding of mineral and non-mineral materials, e.g. limestone, cement clinker, blast-furnace slag, old concrete or ashes, the grinding material, usually including new and recirculated stock, is fed as a defined and laterally bounded material layer (4) of predetermined thickness from a material feed container (3), belonging to the comminuting apparatus, by way of a roller-type or rotary-vane feeder (9), which is arranged at the outlet and can be changed in a stepless manner in respect of its rotational speed, onto the vertex of the laterally rimmed (45), driven, bottom roller (1), accelerated to the roller speed and transported continuously into the gap formed (5) with the upper roller (2), arranged in an offset manner above the driven roller (1), is subjected to hydropneumatic loading using specific compressive forces of 2 to 7.5 kN/mm and is then deagglomerated within the comminuting apparatus by a preferably high-speed rotary crusher (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Ali Memari Fard, Fritz Feige
  • Patent number: 8296221
    Abstract: At least one exemplary aspect comprises a method comprising: (a) receiving electronic data describing a trading order for a market-traded security; (b) checking the data describing the trading order against one or more sets of conditions, and identifying one or more of the one or more sets of conditions that is satisfied; (c) based on the identified one or more of the one or more sets of conditions that is satisfied, identifying a class of trading algorithms appropriate for execution of the trading order; (d) selecting with a processing system one or more trading algorithms from the identified class of trading algorithms, for execution of the trading order; and (e) commencing with the processing system execution of the trading order via the selected one or more trading algorithms; wherein the processing system comprises one or more processors. Other aspects and embodiments comprise related computer systems and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Vision Services, LLC
    Inventors: Henri Waelbroeck, Fred J. Federspiel, Stephen Marchini, Carla Gomes
  • Patent number: 8289550
    Abstract: An image output system connecting an image input apparatus and an image output apparatus by a close proximity wireless communication, and outputting by the image output apparatus of image data transmitted from the image input apparatus by the wireless communication. The image input apparatus detects a connection condition of the wireless communication, generates a script for defining an output processing according to at least a user operation, and transmits the script to the image output apparatus when the disconnection is detected after image data transmission, and the connection is detected again after disconnection detection. The image output apparatus detects the connection condition of the wireless communication, suspend output processing of the image data when the disconnection is detected during the image data output processing, and controls the image data output processing according to the script received from the image input apparatus when the connection is detected again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Shimma
  • Patent number: 8290978
    Abstract: This invention has as its object to attain strong security and to implement network solutions with high convenience and simplicity with low cost upon providing Web services. To this end, an information processing apparatus according to this invention has the following arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Nishio, Nobuyuki Shigeeda
  • Patent number: 8289439
    Abstract: In an image capturing apparatus that carries out TV-AF type autofocus control by setting an AF frame on a predetermined object, for example a person's face, that is detected in an image, in a case in which a in-focus position search direction cannot be determined from an AF evaluation value, changes in the size of the region of the object are detected and focus detection is carried out by determining the in-focus position search direction based on the changes in the size of the region of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8289571
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a color converting unit 330 for subjecting the input image data to a color conversion in accordance with ink color and generating a print image 400; a print data generator 370-x for generating print data of each scan corresponding to multiple scans of the print image generated by the color converting unit 330; print controller 380-x for controlling at least one of the color converting unit 330 or print data generator 370-x based upon the input image data 320 or a position on a scanning line of each dot to be printed in the print image 400 generated by the color converting unit 330; and a printer engine 180 for printing on the print medium based upon the print data generated by the print data generator 370-x.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Horii, Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8284261
    Abstract: The image pickup apparatus includes a first detection unit detecting information corresponding to an object distance in each of plural areas, without through an image taking optical system, a second detection unit detecting a size and a position of a specific object area in object image data, and a controller performing focus control of the image taking optical system on the basis of the information corresponding to the object distance. The controller acquires specific object distance information on a distance to a specific object, on the basis of the size of the specific object area and information on a focal length of the image taking optical system, and selects, from the plural areas, an area where the information corresponding to the object distance to be used in focus control is detected, on the basis of the specific object distance information and the position of the specific object area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Mizuo
  • Patent number: 8284257
    Abstract: An image pick-up apparatus that enables to appropriately set a holding time in which there is a possibility of returning to a state that allows tracking when a subject cannot be tracked temporarily during the subject tracking to improve the ease-of-use for a user. A specifying unit specifies a subject included in a captured image. A display unit displays the captured image on a screen and displays identification information showing that the specified subject is tracked. A tracking unit tracks the subject. A setting unit sets a holding time in which the display of the identification information is held according to at least one of a focal length of the image pick-up apparatus and a subject distance. An elimination unit eliminates a display of the identification information when the holding time has passed after the tracking unit lost the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takaaki Fukui
  • Patent number: 8285023
    Abstract: A radiation image processing apparatus which processes non-spiral projection data obtained by radiation imaging performed by rotating a radiation generator and a two-dimensional radiation detector relative to a subject reconstructs the non-spiral projection data into first volume data subjected to an averaging process in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotation and second volume data not subjected to the averaging process. The radiation image processing apparatus performs planar reconstruction calculation using the first volume data to generate a cross section image in a first plane perpendicular to the direction of the rotation axis and performs planar reconstruction calculation using the second volume data to generate a cross section image in a second plane parallel to the direction of the rotation axis. The resulting cross section images are displayed on a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Tsujii, Yuichi Nishii, Hiroyuki Urushiya, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Shinbata
  • Patent number: 8285008
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus displays a list of individual information from which individual information selected by the individual information selecting unit and individual information lapped over the individual information included in the retrieved individual groups are excluded from individual information included in individual groups retrieved by the individual group retrieval unit, and the individual group retrieval unit narrows down individual groups to be retrieved by adding on individual information designated from the individual information displayed in the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akiyoshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 8284464
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a plurality of scanning units scanning on both sides of a document in parallel and an image processing unit executing image processing on image data obtained by scanning of the scanning units. The first side image data obtained by the first scanning unit scanning on a first side of the document is transferred in real-time to the image processing unit in synchronous with a synchronous signal. On the other hand, the second side image data obtained by the second scanning unit scanning on a second side of the document is stored in a memory and after the transfer of the first side image data, transferred to the image processing unit in synchronous with the synchronous signal, a cycle time of which is changed in accordance with the processing contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsunahito Nakashita
  • Patent number: 8280240
    Abstract: An electronic flash device that is capable of preventing an electric leak from a secondary electrode section or a circuit board pattern that is electrically connected with the secondary electrode section to conductive materials such as a surrounding metal exterior and a metallic frame in a downsized electronic flash device. An electronic component has a high voltage section for emitting an emission section. A circuit board contains the electronic component. An insulating member covers the high voltage section of the electronic component. The insulating member is extended to a side of the circuit board that is opposite to the side on which the electronic component is contained at an outer edge section of the circuit board close to the high voltage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeaki Sotsu
  • Patent number: 8280173
    Abstract: A method for determining feature point locations in an image performs a first search in a predetermined first search area to search for locations of plural feature points in the image, corrects the locations of the plural feature points based on a geometric layout relationship among the plural feature points searched for, sets a second search area based on the corrected location of each of the feature points, and performs a second search in the second search area to search for the location of each of the feature points. Then, the method determines reliability of the location of each feature point searched for by the second search and selects one of the corrected location and the location searched for by the second search, as a location of the feature point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masami Kato, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8279293
    Abstract: The image stabilizing apparatus includes a base member, a first member shiftable with respect to the base member in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis direction, a first actuator shifting the first member with respect to the base member, an image-pickup element constituted by a photoelectrical conversion element, a second member holding the image-pickup element. The second member is shiftable together with the first member in the direction orthogonal to the optical axis direction and rotatable with respect to the first member in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis direction. The apparatus further includes a second actuator rotating the second member with respect to the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Goro Noto